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Today's News

  • Tobinsport woman earns Golden Hoosier Award

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Tobinsport woman who chose public service as a career and who continues to impact the lives of others, was presented a 2015 Golden Hoosier Award last week. It is one of the highest honors the state bestows on its senior citizens.

  • PCMH patients make early-morning move

    New hospital opens; former facility closed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Unless you’re a member of a royal family set to deliver a  baby, hospital stays don’t often warrant standing ovations. But first patients admitted to the new Perry County Memorial Hospital were treated to VIP treatment Thursday.

    In what appeared to be a seamless transition, about a dozen patients made the move by ambulance from the 65-year-old hospital off Indiana 66 to its new counterpart a few miles away on Indiana 37.

  • It’s officially open!
  • Cannelton Schools hoping to weather expensive spring

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – At a regular meeting of the Cannelton School Board Thursday, members reviewed a fund report dotted with several unforeseen expenses. While the balance of the general fund is still comfortably in the black, a series of extensive plumbing issues, renovation to the gymnasium’s heating and cooling system and a spate of vandalism that struck several school vehicles has stymied efforts to build those reserves.

  • News in Brief; May 25

    Town of Troy to flush hydrants Thursday, Friday

     

    TROY – Troy Water Utility will flush hydrants Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. Customers may notice low water-pressure and discolored water on these days.

     

    Tell City hydrant flushing will begin Tuesday

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 26. Flushing will begin on Fourth Street near the floodwall and work eastward.

  • Community Events; May 25

    Beekeeping workshop set for Tuesday

     

    BRANCHVILLE – Purdue Extension, Perry County and the Perry County Bee Keepers are holding a beekeeping workshop May 26. 

    The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a hive-opening demonstration.

    Bill Gibson will do a hive- opening demonstration at the Robert Gibson place located at 19680 Old St. Road 37, Branchville, one mile north of  Perry Central High School.

  • Trip brought history to life

    GRACE KREILEIN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: Tell City Junior-High School eighth-graders recently traveled to Washington, D.C. The News asked students to reflect on the experience and will publish two student essays. The first appears below.

     

    Washington, D.C., was an adventure I will never forget. It was full of fun, experience and history. Even the 13-hour bus ride was fun. We were able to sit and room with good friends. But that isn’t even the best part of the trip.

  • Schools’ summer lunch programs, full-meal deal

    Attention parents, kids and caregivers: starting next week, local schools will kick off summer meal programs. 

    The closing days of the school year are always an exciting time for kids as they prepare for summer fun. But for many, the break can be hectic as it also comes with a lot of activities, running from here to there and leaving little time to prepare home-cooked meals.

  • Savor summer while it’s here

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A long time ago, when my summers arrived without a job, mortgage or other real-world responsibilities, the summer months seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were minor interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days and weeks.

    I sorely miss the summers of old.

  • Clark – Labhart

    Natalie Clark of Newburgh and Morgan Labhart of Evansville announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    Miss Clark is the daughter of Paul Clark of Newburgh and the late Kathleen Clark. She is a graduate of Castle High School and the University of  Southern Indiana. She attended graduate school at the University of Evansville and is employed through Deaconess Health System.